Saturday, October 28, 2006

WEEKEND PIC Oct 27 - 29

(A guide to help you plan your cinema-going)

1. OPERATION UNDERCOVER (HK cop-and-gangster thriller with Eric Tsang, Francis Ng and Jordan Chan) Rated * * * (out of 4): This one is somewhat like Infernal Affairs without the gore and violence. Still, it is an engaging movie about a battle of wits between HK police and the triads.

2. OPEN SEASON (Animated feature with the talents of Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher) Rated * * * (3 stars): This debut animation by Sony Pictures is up to par with those from the other studios. The story, about a rebellion of wild animals against hunters, should be great holiday entertainment for the family.

3. DON (Hindi drama with Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra) Rated * * * (3 stars): Hey, it is Deepavali season and what better way to get in the mood than grooving to Shahrukh and company in a typical dance-and-melodrama treat?

4. THE GRUDGE 2 (Horror thriller with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amber Tamblyn) Rated * * ½ (2.5 stars): The long-haired, pale faced child ghost is back to create more havoc with this sequel about the return to the haunted house.

5. RAIN DOGS (Local Indie drama about the rites of passage of a youth) Rated * * (2 stars): Ho Yuhang’s coming-of-age drama has some interesting scenes of Malaysian life. But it also has lots of pointless sequences that really test our patience.

NOTE: This blogger will be on vacation in the US from Nov 1 to Dec 4. However, reviews will be posted here intermittently. Please stay in touch and Happy Viewing At The Cinemas!


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